Foreign Language Teacher s Guide to Active Learning

Author: Deborah Blaz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317923626
Format: PDF, ePub
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The easy-to-implement activities and strategies in this book will help middle and high school foreign language teachers enhance their students' success. It shows how to create a classroom in which students can actively experience, experiment and discover a foreign language. It applies brain research, multiple intelligences, alternative assessment, technology and other educational innovations to the foreign language classroom.

Differentiated Instruction

Author: Deborah Blaz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317443578
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this new edition of a bestseller, author Deborah Blaz helps you differentiate lessons for your world language students based on their learning styles, interests, prior knowledge, and comfort zones. This practical book uses brain-based teaching strategies to help students of all ability levels thrive in a rigorous differentiated learning environment. Each chapter provides classroom-tested activities and tiered lesson plans to help you teach vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, and writing in world language classes in ways that are interactive, engaging, and effective for all learners. Features new to this edition include: Sample thematic units to make your lessons more authentic and immersive New strategies for using technology to differentiate world language instruction Additional checklists, rubrics, and feedback forms to help you organize your lesson plans and track students’ progress New connections to the Common Core State Standards, the ACTFL Standards, Webb’s Depth of Knowledge, and Bloom’s Taxonomy You’ll also learn how to differentiate assessment effectively to help all students show their full potential. Classroom-ready tools and templates can be downloaded as free eResources from our website (www.routledge.com/9781138906181) for immediate use.

Bringing the Standards for Foreign Language Learning to Life

Author: Deborah Blaz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317923723
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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What does a student-centered social studies classroom really look like? Renowned educator Bil Johnson reveals how to teach social studies so that your students become engaged, active, and responsible learners. This book demonstrates how student-centered strategies can be applied in your classroom. It shows you how to make students’ work the focus of what occurs in your classroom, prepare lesson plans based on what students should know and be able to do, and create a classroom environment revolving around rigorous and creative student activity. Also included are classroom examples of socratic seminars and other forms of group work such as simulations and role playing, performances and exhibitions, projects and portfolios, and other demonstrations of student learning.

The World Language Teacher s Guide to Active Learning

Author: Deborah Blaz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351689177
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Enhance your students’ success and improve the likelihood of retention with the easy-to-implement activities and strategies in this book! Bestselling author Deborah Blaz shows how to create a classroom in which students can actively experience, experiment with and discover a world language. The new edition features updated strategies based on brain-based research and new ideas for using technology and personalized learning. In addition, the book has been reorganized to help you easily find and pull activities you want to use in your classroom the very next day. You’ll learn how to... mix up your repertoire of activities, games, and exercises to keep students engaged; introduce students to the culture of the language you teach by hosting parties and celebrations; overcome some of the biggest obstacles in the path to fluency, including verb conjugation, using object pronouns, and the subjunctive mood; customize your teaching strategies to accommodate a broader range of talents, skills, and intelligences; implement new assessment strategies to improve verbal skills and reading comprehension; and more! Bonus: Downloadable versions of some of the resources in this book are available on the Routledge website at www.routledge.com/9781138049574, so you can print and distribute them for immediate classroom use.

100 Games and Activities for the Introductory Foreign Language Classroom

Author: Thierry Boucquey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317925602
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Stimulating, engaging, and effective, the games and activites in this book offer your students alternatives to learning by rote or performing drills. This book makes it easy for you to develop their linguistic functions through active learning. The specific skills and vocabulary taught in each game or activity is highlighted, as are the easy-to-follow instructions, helpful charts, worksheets and other visuals.

Teaching Foreign Languages in the Block

Author: Deborah Blaz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131792066X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Provides detailed instructional strategies, sample lesson plans, and sample assessments so that foreign language teachers can make the best use of the additional time.

Methods for Teaching Foreign Languages

Author: Joan Kelly Hall
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780130879103
Format: PDF, Docs
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For undergraduate or graduate level foreign language methods courses in Teacher Preparation. Also appropriate for junior high and high school teachers of modern foreign languages. Exclusive in its socio-cultural approach to language learning, this comprehensive text builds on the National Communication Standards for foreign language learning. Its goal is to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain effective classroom communities of foreign language learners. To accomplish this, the author incorporates the latest research and theoretical insight regarding communication and communicative development with practical application. The result is a complete, effective approach to designing curriculum, instruction, and assessment for foreign languages.

How People Learn

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309131979
Format: PDF
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

Calling All Foreign Language Teachers

Author: Tony Erben
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317923332
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book is a comprehensive guide to help foreign language teachers use technology in their classrooms. It offers the best ways to integrate technology into your teaching for student-centered learning.

Approaches to Learning and Teaching English as a Second Language

Author: Margaret Cooze
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316639002
Format: PDF, Docs
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A subject-specific guide for international secondary teachers to supplement learning and provide resources for lesson planning. Approaches to learning and teaching English as a Second Language is the result of close collaboration between Cambridge University Press and Cambridge International Examinations. Considering the local and global contexts when planning and teaching an international syllabus, the title presents ideas in the context of ESL with practical examples that help put theory into context. Teachers can download online tools for lesson planning from our website. This book is ideal support for those studying professional development qualifications or international PGCEs.